Barbell Club was started here as a way to help people improve in their strength along with their Olympic lifting technique. Meant as a supplement to normal CrossFit classes, Barbell Club will help you become stronger, more confident and comfortable when it comes to using lifts that utilize the barbell.
What type of movements can I expect to see?
We focus on several different lifts that involve the barbell. This includes but is not limited to Snatch, Clean and Jerk, Squats, Overhead Work
Why Olympic Lifting?
As Crossfitters we often get asked “Why Olympic Lifting?” Olympic lifting is extremely important to overall improvement in CrossFit. This is 100% true if you are looking to compete and be successful at competing in CrossFit. What if you aren’t interested in competing? Should you still practice the Olympic Lifts? By practicing the Olympic Lifts it helps to increase power and explosiveness. In addition, by practising high level skill lifts like the snatch this is turn should make less skilled movements easier to complete. If we can perfect our clean and jerk then we certainly can perform a Wall ball shot better.
What are the Movement Requirements to joining Barbell Club?
Barbell Club is meant as an intermediate to advanced class that helps people who are sufficient in the movements (snatch, clean and jerk) and make the adjustments necessary to advance in their lifts. Barbell Club is not meant as a class to teach the movement but rather improve upon it. If you wish to learn the basics you must first complete the Olympic Weightlifting by clicking here.
Some movement requirements that will be needed include…
Being able to perform a proper Air Squat
Being able to perform an Overhead Squat at full depth with an empty bar.
Being proficient in performing a Front Squat with a proper front rack position
If you are unable to perform these movements successfully at the moment…don’t worry! Work on improving these movements during CrossFit classes and after a month or so, you can re-test into the Barbell Club.
When is the Barbell Club?
Please check the class timetable for up-to-date schedule
Is the Barbell Club for everyone?
At the moment the Barbell Club is only for members of Jersey CrossFit, or for those that that completed the Olympic Weightlifting course we hold. Additionally, the Barbell Club is meant as an intermediate-to-advanced class and is not intended for beginners or those just starting out with CrossFit (this is what our normal class schedule is for). In order to participate in the Barbell Club participants must be sufficient in their movements.
Who is the Barbell Club NOT for?
The Barbell Club is designed to create an atmosphere of learning and applying what you learn. If you are not willing to work hard, listen to the coaches and fall down and get some bumps and bruises…the Barbell Club is not for you.
How much does Barbell Club cost?
This program is FREE for CF Unlimited Members Anyone else wishing to participate, please make sure you have completed your online PAR-Q by clicking here prior to booking a class.
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If you have any other queries on this program please contact us.
To join up you can purchase a Membership and start attending classes on the class timetable. Once payment is received, your membership pack will be sent out to you regarding the sessions. Please Note: Payment must be received before you join on the classes.
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